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Published: 22.03.2022
Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University..
Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.

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Intro
The Tyler School of Art was founded in 1935 by sculptor and arts patron Stella Elkins Tyler and her mentor, sculptor Boris Blai in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She donated her nine-acre estate to Temple University for its creation. The school established a Rome campus in 1971, and in 2009 moved to a new, 255,000-square-foot facility at Temple's Main Campus. In 2012, Temple’s architecture program joined the school and other built-environment disciplines were added a few years later. In 2019, the school officially changed its name to Tyler School of Art and Architecture under the leadership of Dean Susan E. Cahan.
 
The Tyler School of Art and Architecture educates and inspires students to be active participants in society with the highest aspirations for creative and social achievement, individual expression, scholarly discovery, and innovation.

The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program at Tyler, recognized as a national leader in the discipline, offers traditional jewelry-making and innovative digital practice. Tyler MJCC is known as a pioneer in the application of novel approaches, technologies, and processes. Students learn time-honored techniques and new methods in a cross-disciplinary environment. They work closely with faculty, who are also practicing artists and leaders in the field.


The school's workshop facilities
  • 6,000 square feet (about the area of a basketball court) devoted to jewelry-making, metalsmithing, and 3D printing
  • Electroforming lab to build on Tyler’s pioneering use of the process
  • Laser cutters and welding technologies
  • Fully equipped 3D printing lab that accommodates a full range of materials and objects, including an Objet Eden 350, ZCorp Z510 (gypsum 3-D printer), five Form 2 printers, and more
  • Dedicated computer lab, complete with 3D modeling and graphics software
  • 11 dedicated workspaces for MFA students
     
Professors:
Doug Bucci, Assistant Professor, and Program Head, dbucci@temple.edu
Mallory Weston, Assistant Professor of Instruction, mallory.weston@temple.edu

Past Graduates:
Harriete Estel Berman, MFA ‘80; metalsmith Eleanor Moty, MFA ‘71; and sculptor Albert Paley, BFA ‘66, MFA ‘69.

Notable Alumni:
Sondra Sherman (BFA '80), Rebecca Strzelec (BFA '00, MFA '02), Joshua Demonte (BFA '07, MFA '09), Emily Cobb (BFA '10, MFA '12), Emily Culver (BFA '12), Valerie James (BFA '16).

Visiting Artists and Lecturers:
Melanie Bilenker, Phil Renato, Current Obsession, Lauren Fensterstock, Jonathan Wahl, Emily Zilber, Namita Gupta Wiggers, Susie Ganch, Sarah Rachel Brown, Glenn Adamson, Emily Culver, Kendria Thompson, Rebecca Reich, Sarah Darro, Michelle Millar Fisher, Daniela Malev, Betsy Lewis.

Application:
All graduate and undergraduate students are required to apply by January 6 for fall admission, and we do not accept spring admission. Here is a link: https://tyler.temple.edu/apply-now
 
MJCC Program Head Doug Bucci and Assistant Professor Mallory Weston..
MJCC Program Head Doug Bucci and Assistant Professor Mallory Weston.

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Student at work at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

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Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM graduate student working at 3-D printer, a notable feature of the department..
Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM graduate student working at 3-D printer, a notable feature of the department.

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Computer-aided design at at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

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Critique session at Tyler School of Art and Architecture..
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